Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Ukraine to develop next-generation infantry fighting vehicle

Ukraine aims to develop a new third-generation infantry combat vehicle to replace outdated BMP-1 and BMP-2.

That was reported by Secretary of the Committee on National Security and Defence of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ivan Vinnyk .

Vinnyk said that Kharkiv Tractor Plant could soon join production of military equipment under order of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. The plant could resume production of multipurpose lightly-armored transporters and new infantry fighting vehicles.


“Jointly with the Defense Ministry with the help of the national security and defense committee we plan to resume production of at this enterprise. It is planned to start producing the Ukrainian third generation infantry fighting vehicle that would meet modern requirements,” said Ivan Winnick.

Kharkiv Tractor Plant (XTZ) used to be and still is one of few companies in the world, which develops and produces both wheeled and tracked vehicles.

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